Have you ever made Lavender sugar? It has a sweet, lightly floral flavor that pairs well with lemon and other flavors. My mouth waters just thinking about lavender shortbread.
I love everything about lavender and can’t plant enough in my yard. I love just weeding around it and how I can smell it in the warm sun.
It’s so easy to make too! I like to use the ratio of 4 cups organic sugar to 1 cup organic,culinary lavender flowers.
It’s important to use completely dried lavender blossoms so they don’t mold in a closed container, and if you can’t grow your own, buy food grade blossoms so you know they are safe for consumption and have not been sprayed with anything. Sometimes those bunches you buy in the store are actually sprayed with a preservative or shellac.
Let is sit in a mason jar, giving it a shake every few days for about a week to disperse the flavor from the lavender.
After about a week, I break it up into smaller mason jars. It’s a great way to give as gifts, or use in smaller portions.
It’s pretty on it’s own or sprinkled over cupcakes or short bread. You can also use a metal strainer with smaller holes to sift the sugar from the blossoms if you want to use it from coffee or tea and don’t want bits and pieces floating in your drink.
I am a lavender lover and adore the scent all over my home. I’ve also made brown sugar scrub with 2 cups of brown sugar,1/2 cup of lavender blossoms, 1 cup of oil such as olive or avocado and a few drops of lavender essential oil. It’s heavenly! The only thing I will wan you about it is makes your tub super slippery and you want to follow it with a soap like Dawn or something that breaks up grease, otherwise the repeated use of oil scrubs can clog your pipes and sewer. Lavender has so many uses!! It’s also supposed to repel moths and mice. Hopefully I never have to find that out!